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  • Moving and shaking: American Friends of Magen David Adom, Breed Street Shul and more

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2014 | 9:58 am

    It was the emotional highlight of the night — in fact, it would have been the emotional highlight of any night. During American Friends of Magen David Adom’s (AFMDA) star-studded Red Star Ball on Oct. 23, two victims of Hamas rocket attacks were reunited with the Magen David Adom...

  • ‘Intersection’ at the Breed Street Shul

    By Jonathan Maseng

    June 4, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    The heavily Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights might seem an odd place to hold an art show that appeals to Jews, but for many native Angelenos who are familiar with the neighborhood’s history, it makes perfect sense. 

    Boyle Heights, the onetime home of most of the city’s Jewry,...

  • ‘Boyle Heights Heroes’ remembers L.A.‘s Jewish roots

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    March 5, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    As the granddaughter of a rabbi who was also the first president of the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights — the center of Los Angeles Jewish life in the first half of the 20th century — Annette Shapiro knows the importance of remembering your roots. 

    During a Feb. 23 event at...

  • From Bar Mitzvah to Yahrzeit, Breed Street Shul comes full circle

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Milton “Muttie” Siegel celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1937 at the Breed Street Shul, the largest synagogue in Boyle Heights. Last month, Siegel’s family marked his yahrzeit, the anniversary of his death, at the same shul, which has recently been partially refurbished as a...

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  • Back to Breed Street

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Boyle Heights was the Ellis Island of Los Angeles," said City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa at the Breed Street Shul Open Day on Sunday, Aug. 22. "And this shul was the mother of all synagogues."

    But the "mother of all synagogues," which opened in 1923, was abandoned by its few...

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    By Rob Eshman

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A Second Chance

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    After emotional appeals, a unanimous L.A. City Council vote may finally save the landmark Breed Street Shul from ruin.

    The massive structure is a contractor's dream. It will need a complete seismic retrofit, new...

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